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post #1 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 09:03 PM Thread Starter
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My second 500$ Jeep.

Well i got me another jeep for 500$ and i'm pretty happy with it, just wanted to share it with ya'll.

No lift, YET. But 33" tires and the newer jeep rims. Willin to sell the rims if anyone wants them. Has the 4.0 and got a title.
I welded the front ring and pinion today, welded the vaccum acctuator too, so now its locked in the front. Taking it to the gulches next sunday after i lift it.





00 Grand 4" zone kit 32's soft 8's
96 Cherokee 6.5 33's locked
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post #2 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 09:09 PM
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Good score. What lift you going with?

  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
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post #3 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 09:09 PM
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She looks great especially for only $500!!
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post #4 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 09:09 PM
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wow... score! Thats pretty cheep!
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post #5 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 09:11 PM Thread Starter
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the cheapest. ha. I have some stock springs off the grand cherokee that i've heard gives a lift. going to put them in and put 2 inch spacers in the front. They blocks in the rear. Dont have alot of money to put in it. Have another jeep that needs to be painted.

00 Grand 4" zone kit 32's soft 8's
96 Cherokee 6.5 33's locked
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post #6 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 09:21 PM
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I would suggest a bastard pack in the rear instead of the blocks. The blocks don't do well with the flimsy factory leafsprings, and the bastard packs will flex a lot better. Cost would be cheap also. http://www.lunghd.com/Tech_Articles/...udget_Lift.htm Here's a write-up using dakota packs, you can use s-10 packs also, and use different combos for different amounts of lift.

  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
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post #7 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 09:23 PM Thread Starter
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whats a bastard pack???

00 Grand 4" zone kit 32's soft 8's
96 Cherokee 6.5 33's locked
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post #8 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 09:27 PM
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whats a bastard pack???


Taking leaves from two different sets of leaf packs and combining them to gain lift. Search for it in the tech forum and you'll find some more info
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post #9 of 14 Old 02-11-2009, 09:40 PM
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Look at the link I posted.

  1. '95 XJ country edition, 4" coils/3/4" spacers, HD leafs with extra main added in, Ironman adjustable control arms, rough country shackles, aussie locker, JK rubicon shocks, 35" mudder's, soft 8's, cobra cb
  2. Sold'99 WJ limited, 4.7L, 3" IRO lift. Bilstein shocks, JK rubicon wheels, 255/70/17's, carolina driveshaft, IRO adjustable control arms, IRO adjustable A-arm
  3. Sold '00 TJ, 4" lift, rusty's adjustable control arms, skyjacker shocks, rock krawler adj. trac-bar,rugged ridge SYE and RE driveshaft, soft 8's, 35" mud king xt's,XJ HP D30 w/aussie locker, 4:88 yukon gears, hella 500's, rock crusher diff covers
4. 04 Dodge ram 1500 quadcab, yes, it has a hemi.
5. '08 BMW X3, Mods in progress.
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post #10 of 14 Old 02-12-2009, 10:19 AM
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I have had a couple of $500 or sub $500 Jeeps, and have had a lot of fun with them.

When you start that cheap, EVERY significant mod costs more than the vehicle (a bad thing) BUT you saved so much on the front end that you can afford to mod it (a good thing).

Best of luck.
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post #11 of 14 Old 02-13-2009, 12:55 AM
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Or when the body gets trashed from rolling it, or getting hit... it's not a big deal! Thats why I went cheap... the Mechanical stuff can always be transfered to a different Jeep.

~Cory Magner "My name is Cory, and I'm an addict."
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180k, Headers, Catback, 3.73's, 3000 stall... yea... It's FAST.
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140k, Rusted body, Bald tires, & non-working 4wd mods. Summit Turbo Muffler. Aussie D30/D35 & posi-lock, waiting to go on.
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I have had a couple of $500 or sub $500 Jeeps, and have had a lot of fun with them.

When you start that cheap, EVERY significant mod costs more than the vehicle (a bad thing) BUT you saved so much on the front end that you can afford to mod it (a good thing).

Best of luck.
every penny I put into my jeep is more than I payed for it. I got mine for free.

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post #13 of 14 Old 02-13-2009, 05:12 AM
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You offically suck.

~Cory Magner "My name is Cory, and I'm an addict."
95 Maroon Buick Roadmaster.
180k, Headers, Catback, 3.73's, 3000 stall... yea... It's FAST.
90 White Cherokee - Traded a 96 Caprice for it.
140k, Rusted body, Bald tires, & non-working 4wd mods. Summit Turbo Muffler. Aussie D30/D35 & posi-lock, waiting to go on.
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post #14 of 14 Old 02-13-2009, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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thanks guys, I'm pretty happy with it. the last one i had i ran it too hard and the bottom of the motor started knocking. got my 500 dollars back out of it. It had te 2.8 in it. which sucked!!!

00 Grand 4" zone kit 32's soft 8's
96 Cherokee 6.5 33's locked
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